Rare Hummels – Possible Future Edition

        Knowing your M.I. Hummel figurine resources can come in handy when you run across one you have not see before. Here are some that other people have found that are Possible Future Editions (PFE) in the planning stages but have not been released for production yet. I thought it would be fun to show some of what you might keep your eyes open for located on the Internet from time to time. Several include the asking price where this was provided along with the date found to give you some idea of the dollar range you might expect to see. This is just a sampling from the very many figurines you may run across upon your searching. They are listed in numerical order by their mold numbers for your convenience.

     There were many examples of figurines created with various colorization and poses to present as samples to the sisters at the Sießen Convent with only a percentage being accepted. Some of these samples made their way as gifts to the workers and were considered by them as “trinkets” as I was told.  See also the 46-page comprehensive numerical list of the M.I. Hummel figurines with links to this page of rare and unusual examples. Be sure to visit the What’s New web page to see what has been added to this site that you might have missed.

This page was updated on 23 September 2021.

HUM 130 – Duet

     Height – 5″ – 5½”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Originally modeled in 1939 by master sculptor Arthur Möeller, the original name for this 5½ inch figurine was The Songsters. Some of the earlier Crown TMK-1 pieces have variations, such as incised notes on the sheet music as well as being painted or a small lip on the base like a stepped base. These variations were valued at $1,000 to $1,500 in Robert Miller’s price guide. The primary variation on this Possible Future Edition (PFE) TMK-5 piece is an undocumented additional bow tie on the little fella on the right in green holding the sheet music. These have a suggested valued placed between $2,000 and $3,500. This figurine was located on the WorthPoint website and reportedly sold on eBay on January 11, 2017.

     All other pieces have the taller boy in the brown coat with the only bow tie or in the case of a few TMK-2 or TMK-3 figurines, no ties at all as shown on the next figurine. This one was purchased at the Miller’s third auction and is now part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $375.00.

HUM 302 – Concentration

     Height – 5″
     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     Full Bee TMK-2
     Painter’s sample
     Molded by master sculptor Arthur Möeller in 1955 and painted by Gunther Neubauer in September of 1956, this piece is a Goebel painter’s sample and has not been put into production. On the base is the inked in mold number 302, the master painter initials and date painted, the early blue stamped Full Bee TMK-2 trademark within an incised target circle, a blue stamped copyright “© by W. Goebel, 1956″ and an incised copyright date of 1955 when the mold was created. Originally called “Knit One, Purl Two”, the girl is similar to HUM 255 – Stitch In Time. The children stand about five inches tall. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on 21 November 2020 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $750.00.

HUM 313 – Sunny Morning

     Height – 4¼”
     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     Full Bee TMK-2
     Painter’s sample
     Molded by master sculptor Arthur Möeller in 1955 and painted by Gunther Neubauer in February of 1956, this intricate and colorful figurine is a painter’s sample with the Full Bee TMK-2 trademark for this HUM 313 originally called Slumber Serenade.  Notice on the bottom of the base that the number 313 is filled in with black ink indicating this as a painters model. At least three of these sample pieces have made it into the collectors’ market and were valued at between $2,400 and $3,000 according to Recklinghausen. As of 1 November 1999, it had not been released for public sales but was slated for issue as an Open Edition (OE) in 2003 with a backstamp of TMK-8. This figurine was part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $2,200.00 and is now part of a large private collection of rare and unusual M.I. Hummel figurines.

HUM 324 – At The Fence

     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     Full Bee TMK-2
     Painter’s sample
     Modeled in 1955 by master sculptor Arthur Möeller, this figurine was originally called “The Other Side of the Fence” on the factory records but was later changed to At The Fence. This figurine is an early sample model with the Full Bee TMK-2 trademark and has the incised model number inked in with black ink to designate it as a painters sample. It was painted in August 1957 by master painter Franz Kirchner as indicated on the bottom with his initials and has not been released for public production but may be later as a Preferred Future Edition (PFE).  This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $1,900.00.

HUM 325 – Helping Mother

     Height – 5″
     Painter’s sample
     Full Bee Bee TMK-2
     Originally modeled by master sculptor Arthur Möeller in 1955, this figurine was originally named “Mother’s Aid”. It shows an incised 1955 copyright date and a stamped Full Bee TMK-2 trademark and measures approximately five inches tall. This is a rare painter’s sample as HUM 325 Helping Mother and has not been released. However, a very similar figurine, HUM 133 Mother’s Helper has been released and uses the girl with a cat, but no table. Painted on August of 1957, it has the master artist’s initial and date, the incised mold number 325 inked in to show it is a sample, incised copyright date of 1955, blue stamped copyright “by W. Goebel. and the early Full Bee stamped in blue within an incised target circle.  This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $800.00.

HUM 326 – Being Punished, Wall Plaque

     Possible Future Edition
     Full Bee TMK-2
     Painter’s sample
     Modeled in early 1955 by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek and the first sample was painted by master painter Harald Sommer in September 1955, this figurine was originally called “Naughty Boy” on the factory records but was later changed to Being Punished. This figurine is an early sample model with the Full Bee TMK-2 trademark and has the incised model number inked in with black ink to designate it as a painters sample. It has not been released for public production but may be later as a Possible Future Edition (PFE).  This figurine was part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $3,000.00. It is now in the possession of another serious private collector.

HUM 329 – Off to School

     Preferred Future Edition
     Stylized Bee TMK-3
     Painter’s sample
     Modeled in early 1955 by master sculptor Arthur Möeller with an incised 1955 copyright date inked in with black ink to show that it is a painters sample. This piece is an early sample painted by the master painter in August of 1954. Originally called “Kindergarten Romance” on the factory records, but later changed to “Off To School.” The boy is similar to HUM 82 – School Boy, while the girl is completely new. This piece has not been put into production but may be later as a Preferred Future Edition (PFE).  This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $800.00.

HUM 335/0 – Lucky Boy

     Height – 4.3″
     Missing Bee TMK-6
     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1989 for a limited total of 25,000 figurines, these two items represent different areas of collection.

     The ARBEITSMUSTER figurine, to the left, has the trademark 7 along with the copyright date from 1989 and a MASTERPAINTER signature from Gm 4/95 which represents Sabine Gschoßmann in April of 1995 (now married = Tz Tzeuschner) and a metal tag on attached with the embossed words ARBEITSMUSTER, W.GOEBEL, RÖDENTAL, and is also written on the base in blue.

HUM 370 – Companions

     Height – 5″
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Stylized Bee TMK-3
     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in May of 1964, is very much like the HUM 49 – To Market with the exception that the girl has been replaced with a boy that is copied after the boy of HUM 51 – Village Boy. It has been listed as Brotherly Love in old company literature and lists only as Three Line TMK-4 and Last Bee TMK-5. This piece was painted by master painter Franz Kirchner in December of 1965 and is considered as a painter’s sample due to the number being filled in with black ink under the glaze. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $900.00.

HUM 372 – Blessed Mother

      Height – 10¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1964, this is a figurine of a standing Madonna and Child, once known in the old factory records as the Virgin Mother and Child. This is the early sample that exists in the Three Line Mark TMK-4 trademark with a painting date of 11/73 but has not been placed into regular production. This one was once in the Robert L. Miller collection and had a listed value of between $3,000 and $4,000. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida sold for $1,900.00.

HUM 379 – Don’t Be Shy

     Height – 4¼“ to 4½“  
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     A 2013 M I Hummel Club Exclusive, this figurine, originally called “One For You, One For Me” on the old factory records, but later changed to “Don’t Be Shy” was sculpted by Gerhard Skrobek in February 1966. It’s been on hold for nearly 50 years – one of the longest waiting period in M.I. Hummel history as a Possible Future Edition (PFE)! Very rare as a Stylized Bee TMK-3 early sample estimated value at between $4,000 and $5,000 as well as a TMK-4 early sample valued at between $3,000 and $4,000.

HUM 385 3/0 – Chicken-Licken

     Height – 4″
     385/3/0
     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     Masterpiece
     This is a rare and unknown M.I. Hummel figurine with the number 385 3/0 and the master painter signature Ki 11.90 signifying Franz Kirchner in November 1990. This beautiful girl is unknown in this size and perhaps a Possible Future Edition (PFE). The master painter signature shows that this figurine is more than likely a MASTERPIECE. Under the base is the copyright date 1990 and the trademark TMK-6. The size is 3.94 inches high (10 cm). Notice also that there is only the little girl and not the fence with the two posts with a bird sitting atop probably due to the smaller size. 

HUM 393 – Holy Water Font with Dove

     Height – 4¼”
     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     This piece was modeled by Gerhard Skrobek in June 1968. It is listed in the factory records as PFE, a possible future edition. The font measures approximately 4¼ inches in height. It has a Three Line TMK-4 trademark and an incised number 393. The design of this font includes a flying dove and a banner with the inscription ,”+KOMM+HJEILIGER+GUEST+” which translates to “Come Holy Spirit”. This is the only known example of the font outside the factory archives. The figurine was part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $750.00. it is now the possession of another serious private collector.

HUM 398 – Spring Bouquet

     Height – 6¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     The original model was created by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1973 of a little girl picking a flower to add to a bouquet she is holding in her left arm. A few samples have been found with the trademark TMK-5, Last Bee but the figurine has not been put into regular production yet. Factory records list it as as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be released at some future date subject to possible minor changes. Early evaluation of the Last Bee trademark sample was set between $3,000 and $4,000.

HUM 417 – Where Did You Get That?

     Height – 5¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine was modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1982 and it has an inscribed copyright date of 1982 as well. It is described as a boy and girl standing while the boy holds his hat in both of his hands with three apples in it. The girl has a doll that dangles from her left hand. The two figures that make up this figurine are now the separate figurines HUM 485 Gift From a Friend and HUM 486 I Wonder. As of this writing, it is listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) subject to possible minor changes.

HUM 448 – Children’s Prayer

     Height – 8¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine was modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1983 and is currently listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE). The base shows the Missing Bee TMK-6 trademark stamp and is signed by the master painter Günther Neubauer in February 1984. This figurine was purchased from the Goebel Archives and is 8¼ inches tall or 22 cm.  This same figure is shown in the Schwatlo and Robert Miller collector’s catalogs. It was being sold as of 15 January 2021 on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $5,915.42 and a shipping charge of $59.46 from Coburg, Germany but the seller indicates they will entertain serious offers.

HUM 456 – Sleep, Little One, Sleep

     Height – 4¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine was modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1984 and shows an angel standing beside a baby in a cradle and appears to be rocking the baby to sleep. It is listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) subject to possible minor changes.

HUM 466 – Do Re Mi

     Height – 5½”
     Preferred Future Edition (PFE)
     Closed Edition (CE)
     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1985, this 5½ inch figurine shows two little girls, possibly sisters with the little girl in blue and the taller girl in a short red dress, both with a garland of white flowers in their hair, practicing their singing. As of this writing, it is listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) subject to possible minor changes.

HUM 468 – Come On

     Height – 5¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1986. The example shows a little boy wearing a coat and large hat with walking stick in his right hand and a leash in his left hand pulling a little resistant lamb. It is presently listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be released at some future date, subject to possible minor changes. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $1, 700.00.

HUM 469 – Starting Young

     Height – 4¾”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1986, this figurine was shows two little girls with one sewing and the other knitting. Not much more information is known at this point. As of this writing, it is listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) subject to possible minor changes and sold for $1,200.00.

HUM 474 – Gentle Care

     Height – 6”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Gerhard Skrobek in 1986. The example shows two little girls walking together, the taller one holding a basket of fruit on her left arm while a younger girl carefully holds a little lamb with both hands. Both girls appear to be singing. It is presently listed on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be released at some future date, subject to possible minor changes.

HUM 494 – Girl with Rose

     Height – 4”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This figurine is known unofficially as HUM 494 – Girl with Rose, a Possible Future Edition (PFE). This piece is listed by Robert Miller as “Still Under Development”. The Hummel measures approximately 4 inches tall, has the TMK-6 trademark, an incised number 494 and a copyright date of 1988. There are no noticeable cracks, chips, crazing or repairs and there is a gold sticker on the bottom with words “M.I. Hummel Archive Gallery” written. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $600.00.

HUM 499 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     There is very little information on this figurine except for the fact that a sample, one of only three in existence, sold for $2,024 on 8 September 2013. Miller’s 2006 book shows the number 499 as (PFE) Still Under Development.

HUM 536/0 – Christmas Surprise

     Height – 5¾”
     Arbeitsmuster
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     A smaller version of this figurine at 4 inches, HUM 536/3/0, was modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1988 with an incised copyright date of 1998 and was produced in a limited number of 15,000 pieces. It came with a HummelScape “Musikfest” Collector’s Set. These were sold exclusively by QVC beginning at 12:00a EST on November 19, 1998 and sold out that same day. The figurine was introduced, retired and the mold was broken on that very day. The issue price was $139.50 plus shipping. An smaller version at 3¼ inches of this as a Christmas ornament, HUM 536 3/0 O, was released in 2001.

     The figurine you see here is a larger version at 5¾ inches, HUM 536/0, classified as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be introduced at a later date but as of this writing, it has not been offered for sale. This one has a metal Arbeitsmuster tag fastened with a metal wire, bears the trademark TMK-7, mold number 536/0 and the copyright date of 1991 which predates the earlier two versions. The Eagles of War web page shows that it was purchased from Facebook on October 24, 2019.

HUM 537 – Girl with Heart

     Height – 3¾”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
   A small figurine at 3¾ inches high, in a green dress holding a large red heart looks very much like HUM 72 – Spring Cheer but with a heart instead of flowers. The figurine has a master painters date of May 1989 and was purchased from the M.I. Hummel Archive. The base has in inscribed number of 537 and an inscribed copyright date of 1988, a blue trademark of TMK-6, the artist’s initials and date of 5/89. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida and sold for $450.00.

HUM 550 – Summerdream

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     According to Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen in The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd Edition and Miller’s 9th Edition,  the figurines HUM 550, and 551 are Open Numbers (ON) and are not assigned as of 2013. This figurine of a little girl wearing a red head bow, red ribbon around her neck, white smock with red dots over her green dress and red shoes appears to be on her way to visit with a basket holding a green bottle while carefully holding in both hands a brown bowl not to spill whatever is in it. The figurine has an incised model number of 550 along with the incised 1989 copyright date, TMK-6 trademark stamp and the artist’ signature with a date of April 1989 in black ink. The price to purchase this unique PFE figurine was $2,995 plus $34.95 shipping on eBay, 6 October 2020.

HUM 552 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     This little blond headed angel with colorful wings appears to be intended to be part of the Nativity set with the hands out-stretched to the infant Jesus. The orange colored clothing is very similar to other angels and includes the stars found on many more. There is very little information on this figurine except for the fact that an early sample sold for $967.99 with 13 bids on 27 November 2016.

HUM 602 – ?

    Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     TMK- 6
     Here is a Possible Future Edition (PFE) to be on the watch for at some time. The little girl with long blond hair and yellow flowers and a light green long dress with yellow detailed flowers appears to be singing from a song book. Her dress looks like it has the faience appearance applied due to the rough glossy texture it shows. According to the Eagles of War webpage, it may have been listed on eBay for 2,239.34 Euros.

HUM 606 – ?

Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Mother Model
     Height – 6″
     This figurine appears to be a sample that was rejected by the Sießen Convent and was placed for sale by a person with the name of Georgas Negras in Neutraubling, Germany. He indicates this is a mother model as being the first mold from the original sculpted figurine and painted by master painter Günther Neubauer in June of 1989. The figurine is just over 6 inches high (15.5 cm) but was not selected by the Convent for some reason so it may not be available for some time. The postcard copy of Sister Hummel’s sketch accompanies the figurine to show how closely it matches her idea of a little child barely able to look over a fence.

HUM 609 – ?


    Possible Future Edition (PFE)
    This figurine is another Open Number (ON) in Von Recklinghausen’s 2nd Edition as well as Miller’s 9th Edition upon research of their catalogs. It features a barefooted, seated little blond girl with bangs focused on what appears to be a green stalk with a blue flower in her left hand and pointing to the bottom of the flower with her right hand. The word, in script, “Hummel” is incised across the back left side from bottom half way to the top of her light green dress. On the bottom is the incised number 609  along with the incised copyright date of 1990, the TMK-6 backstamp and master artist, Günthur Neubauer’s signature with the year 7/90 in black ink. The asking price for this rare figurine was $2,999.95 plus $34.95 shipping on eBay, 6 October 2020.

HUM 611 – Sunny Song

     Height – 5¼”
     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Master sculptor Helmut Fischer molded this figurine in 1989 and it has a 1990 incised copyright date. There is very little information on this figurine except for the fact that an early sample sold for $1,860.25 on 24 February 2013.

HUM 627 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     TMK-7
     There is very little information on this figurine other than the single blurry photograph and the associated text indicating this is the Hummel 672 Possible Future Edition (PFE) painter’s sample with a trademark TMK-7. This one was located on the Eagles of War website with a reference to being on eBay. Both Robert Miller and Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen price guides show HUM 627 as being an Open Number (ON).

HUM 657 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     There is very little information on this figurine except for the fact that a sample, one of only three in existence, sold for $2,002.55 on 24 February 2013. Miller’s 2006 book shows the number 657 as (ON) Open Number.

HUM 680 – Wayside Harmony, candleholder

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height – 6½”
     TMK-7
  This figurine is a possible future edition (PFE) and has never been released for production. This is very much like the HUM 111 – Wayside Harmony figurine with the addition of a tree for a candle holder behind the figurine. It has the M I Hummel signature on the back of the base, with an inscribed number 680 and inscribed copyright date of 1993 beneath. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida sold for $125.00.

HUM 681 – Just Resting, candleholder

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height – 6
     TMK-7
     This figurine is a possible future edition (PFE) and has never been released for production. This is very much like the HUM 112 – Just Resting figurine with the addition of a tree for a candle holder behind the figurine. It has the M I Hummel signature on the back of the base, with an inscribed number 681 and inscribed copyright date of 1993 beneath along with the master painter Franz Kirchner’s initials “Ki” having painted this in August of 1993. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida sold for $125.00.

HUM 683 – Happy Days, candleholder

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height – 6¼”
     TMK-7
     This figurine is a possible future edition (PFE) and has never been released for production. This is very much like the HUM 150 – Happy Days figurine with the addition of a tree for a candle holder behind the figurine. It has the M I Hummel signature on the back of the base, with an inscribed number 683 and inscribed copyright date of 1993 beneath. This figurine is part of the Donald Deeks Collection held at auction on Saturday, 16 January 2021 in Clearwater, Florida sold for $250.00.

HUM 723 – Silent Vigil

 

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
Height – 6¾”
     Modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1995 with an incised copyright date of the same, this figurine depicts a scene from a postcard drawing of Mary and Joseph watching over the Baby Jesus with Mary seated on a wooden stool and Joseph standing on the other side of the cradle holding Baby Jesus. Much like the HUM 181 Old Man Reading Newspaper, the Sießen Convent may not approve of this due to a more modern appearance of Joseph and Mary with their clothing and not a typical look associated with Sister Hummels usual work. Robert Miller does have this piece in his 9th Edition and remarks that it may be released at some future date, subject to possible minor changes.

HUM 732/I – For My Sweetheart

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height – 5¾”
     This figurine was first modeled by master sculptor Helmut Fischer in 1992 and has an incised copyright date of 1993. It shows a little boy wearing long pants and a hat with a guitar hanging over his shoulder while he looks a a picked flower in his right hand. This is on the factory records as a Possible Future Edition (PFE) and may be released at some future date with subject to minor changes. Notice that this one has the larger size indicator “/I” to provide for a smaller version as well in the future. This one was found on the WorthPoint website.

HUM 734 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Open Number (ON)
     TMK-7
     This figurine appears to be the same one standing in HUM 628 – Gentle Fellowship without the little girl sitting down next to her. This is an early sample piece and has on the accompanying paper the phrase “MODELL FALSCH” which in German means “MODEL WRONG” requiring something to be modified before it will be acceptable for production. At 3¾-inches tall, this is a very small figurine as compared to the its comparable 5¾-inches tall similar number HUM 628. The figurine has an eBay Buy It Now price of $2,499 plus $60 shipping charge from Germany.

HUM 769 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Open Number (ON)
     TMK-7
     Here is a different figurine taken from a very small portion of another sketch made by Sister Hummel. I’ve added a magnified view of the card that shows the two children holding their ears from the loud noise surrounding them. I hope to see this figurine show up on the shelves so that we can add it to our growing collections. Both Robert Miller as well as Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen show this figurine number in their price guides as an Open Number. The current owner says this has Closed HUM number of 769, the incised copyright marking of 1994, a trademark of 7 and lists it as a Possible Future Edition as well as an early sample piece. “The size is 3,94 inch high (10 cm hoch).” This piece was located on eBay on 23 November 2020 with a requested price of $2,999 plus $60 shipping. His price is available as “Make Offer” if you are interested.

HUM 792 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Open Number (ON)
     TMK-7
     This large figurine has a trademark of 7 along with the incised copyright date of 1994 and the incised HUM number 792. As with many of the more recent multi-figurine models, this one has combined the HUM 178 – Photographer with his dog taking a picture of the HUM 12 – Chimney Sweep on a long singular base. The photographer appears very much the same but the Chimney Sweep has in addition to the ladder, a broom. There are not one but rather two metal tags wired to the two figures here that show the words, “ARBEITSMUSTER  W.GOBEL  RODENTAL” with one attached to the bottom of the ladder and the other around the Photographer’s feet. The size is 6.89 inches high (17,5 cm high) and 10.31 inches long ( 26.2 cm long). This is quite an unusual piece and was sold for $7,495 plus $60 shipping in November 2020.

HUM 817 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     TMK-7
     There can never be enough angels to choose from when looking for that one that fits just what you were looking for. Here is another with a TMK-7 trademark that may show up as a Possible Future Edition (PFE). This one has a number, HUM 817, that so far is listed as an Open Number (ON) indicating that the figurine has not been authorized by the Sießen Convent yet but may be in the future when the figurine has the suitable colors, expression, and more that closely fits what they believe this angel should look like based on Sister Hummels sketch for this certain figurine. This may be one of the samples presented to them for consideration but didn’t meet the criteria in one way or another but with some slight modification, it may look very much like this one that was found on the Eagles of War website.

 

HUM 859 A – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     3.15″ Height
     TMK-7
     This item showed up on eBay on 21 September 2021 as a possible flower arrangement container for each month of the year. The number 859A is hand marked in black on the reverse side and the bottom shows that it is a TMK-7 Small Crown trademark for 1999 with the words “Exklusiv für Bradford Editions” from Goebel but there is no M.I. Hummel signature that I could see. It does, however, have a decal of the Hummel sketch Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Inside the top part of the pot in gold lettering is the word Januar which would indicate the possibility of eleven more with different Hummel decals affixed for each of the remaining months.

     The eBay description indicates this is one of only two samples ever created and was never offered to the public. This is a small container at only 3.15 inches tall and is offered for a Buy It Now price of $1,499 with a $60 shipping charge from Neutraubling, Germany.

HUM 2005 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
      TMK-7
     This may be a sample to present before the Sießen Convent sisters of a figurine of a little girl in a blue dress bottom, black top with white sleeves, brown socks and shoes holding what appears to be a birthday present in a tan box wrapped with a purple ribbon. She has pig tails with a blue ribbon. eBay shows that this figurine sold for $1,275 plus $60 shipping from Germany on 1 December 2019.

HUM 2056 – ?

    Possible Future Edition (PFE)
    Here is another, according to Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen in The Official M.I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd Edition and Robert Miller’s 9th Edition,  where the figurines HUM 2054 through HUM 2057 are listed as Open Numbers (ON) and are not assigned as of 2013. This figurine appears dressed in a red clown suit with yellow dots, a matching hat, large white collar and light blue shoes with his right hand in his pants pocket. He has the attention of a small seated brown dog to his right. This figurine has the incised number 2056 along with the incised 1998 copyright date and the artist’ signature with a date of 5/98 in black ink. The price to purchase this unique figurine was $2,995 plus $34.95 shipping on eBay on October 6, 2020.

HUM 2109 – ?

     Arbeitsmuster
     Height – 4⅓”
     This early example of what appears to be a waiter is carrying what looks like a stein of beer and a link of sausage on a wooden platter and he is dressed appropriately for that role with a grey jacket, orange bow tie and red shoes. He has a white napkin on his left arm, holding the food and drink aloft in his right hand. A metal Arbeitsmuster tag is attached with metal wire to his right leg with the words, “W. GOBEL  ARBEITSMUSTER RÖDENTAL”. The base has an incised mold number 2109 along with the incised copyright year of 2000 and a blue decal for the TMK-8 trademark. This one is listed as a sample only and was not intended, in this appearance, to be issued on the market. The figurine is 4⅓ inches high (11 cm) and was available for purchase on eBay for $1,995 plus $60 shipping on October 18, 2020.

HUM 2112 D – Playtime Express

HUM 2112/D Type 2
HUM 2112/D Type 3

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Here are two examples of possible samples presented before the Sießen Convent Sisters for their decision on what they liked and what they preferred of one over another. These two figurines with different colored clothing are a good sampling of what might be shown for the chosen prototype of the HUM 2112 – Playtime Express. These were located on the Eagles of War website with very little more information.

HUM 2118 – The Butcher

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     I wasn’t able to find out much on this certain item other than it is reported as being Hummel figurine number HUM 2118 Butcher and at the time was considered a Possible Future Edition (PFE). Both Robert Miller and Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen report, in their price guides, that this was an Open Number (ON) in their latest books. As of October 2020, it is not available on the main website, HummelGifts.com, either. It had been reported as to being located on eBay but is no longer there. Keep a watch out for this one!

 

HUM 2119 – Bon Appetite

   Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Here is a new and relatively unknown figurine that was offered as of 25 June 2021 as an early sample piece and considered a Possible Future Edition (PFE). This one has the incised mold number 2119 and a Big Bee TMK-8 trademark with a copyright year of 2000.  The metal tag attached has written, “W.GOEBEL RÖDENTAL ARCHIVMUSTER”. The little girl in a blue dress with a tan apron, orange shoes with matching head band appears to be a bit clumsy as she is definitely about to lose some of the soup she just uncovered. Both Robert Miller and Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen report, in their price guides, that this was an Open Number (ON) in their latest books. If you hurry, you will see this beautiful little 5-inch tall figurine on eBay listed for a Buy It Now price of $2,999 plus $60 shipping. Although an inch taller, it would fit right in with the HUM 2116/A – One Cup of Sugar and HUM 2116/B Baking Time figurines preceding it by only a few numbers.

HUM 2130 – Nutcracker Sweet

   Height – 6”
    This figurine on the left has the trademark TMK-8 along with the incised model number 2130 and the copyright date of 2000. The normal figurine as shown on the right has been on the market since the Fall of 2001 with a nutcracker painted quite differently. Attached to the figurine is a sheet of paper, with the words written MODELL FALSCH which indicates this model is wrong, signed by the master painter by Goebel Frank Knoch in September 2000. Compare the wrong on on the left to the current issue on the right and you will notice that there are some immediate comparative differences. Some of the more noticeable items are the hat/crown, color of the pants, the plain vs decorative coat, red nose and the sleeve decorations. The size is 5.91 inches high (15 cm high). The seller had this one listed on eBay on 24 November 2020 with a Buy It Now offer of $2,997 plus $60 to ship it from Germany.

HUM 2139 – ?

    Height – 3¾”
    Possible Future Edition (PFE)
    Arbeitsmuster
    Listed as an Open Number (ON) in both the Miller and Von Recklinghausen catalogs, this certain figurine was located on the WorthPoint website with an Arbeitsmuster metal tag attached to the left leg having been sold on eBay for $3,999.95 on June 1, 2019. In order to gain approval from the Sießen Convent for production of a specific M.I. Hummel figurine mold number, finished samples are created with different shades of colors and postures to match Sister Hummel’s sketches as close as possible. It is said that, world wide, only between 3 – 5 are made but are never issued on the market. This cute figurine has the trademark TMK-8 and the HUM number 2139 with an copyright date from 2001. The size is 3¾ inches high (9.5 cm). A solid white over-glazed version sold for $2,024 on 31 May 2019. There is very little information on this figurine at this time.

HUM 2144 B – Chimney Sweep plaque

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     TMK-8
     Similar to the wall plaques of HUM 827 – Daydreamer and HUM 828 – Over the Horizon, this plaque appears to be a standalone version which does not interlock with another as the two mentioned. It does, however have a similar block wall of the same color.

HUM 2149 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     Height –
     This one is listed as an Open Number (ON) in both Robert Miller’s and Heidi Ann Von Recklinghausen’s catalogs. It is listed on WorthPoint as an extremely rare floating “PFE” figurine “ANGEL”. This beautiful figurine does not have a Hummel number but in the second “Official Workbook” is listed this small figurine with the information HUM number 2149 which was not allowed by the convent. This figurine has the TMK-8 trademark and no copyright date. The master painter signature is Mb 4/01 indicating Michael Beinlich in April 2001. The size is 3¼ inch high (8 cm). This little angel is not only a PFE, it is also an early sample piece.

HUM 2157 – Full Speed Ahead

     Height – 5
     The HUM 2157 figurine can be purchased with either a black or golden wood locomotive or a red wood fire truck. This certain figurine however, may be a sample to present before the Sießen Convent sisters due to the fact that the locomotive is made from the same material as the rest of the figurine. The bottom of this figurine shows an incised model number 2157 and the copyright date of 2002 with a TMK-8 trademark. The normal figurine that is available on the market since 2003 comes with the wooden version of the toy. The size is 5.12 inches high (13 cm high). The seller on eBay has a Buy It Now offer of $4,998 plus $60 to ship it from Germany available on 24 November 2020.

HUM 2202 – ?

     Possible Future Edition (PFE)
     TMK-8
     This little girl in the blue dress with white dots and red shoes appears to be holding a cake in her right hand and I’m not quite sure what she is looking at in her left hand. The Eagles of War web page indicates this is a Possible Future Edition (PFE) with a TMK-8 trademark. It apparently sold on eBay for $1,125 plus $60 shipping on October 6, 2019.

References

Blackwell Auctions (2021). Blackwell Auctions. Retrieved from https://www.gotoauction.com/sales/view/254997.html

Eagles of War (2020). Eagles of War, M. I. Hummel Figurines Catalog / Reference Book. Retrieved from http://www.eow1.com/default.aspx

gorgasnegras (2021). Gorgasnegras store on eBay. Retrieved from https://www.ebay.com/usr/gorgasnegras?_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2754

Miller, R. L. (2003). The no. 1 price guide to M.I. Hummel: Figurines, plates, more. 9th Edition. Cumberland, MD: Portfolio Press.

Miller, R. L., Ehrmann, E. W., & Pfeiffer, W. (1989). M.I. Hummel: The Golden Anniversary Album.

Recklinghausen, H. A. V. (2013). Official M. I. Hummel Price Guide, 2nd edition.

WorthPoint (2020). WorthPoint, Discover, Value, Store. Retrieved from https://www.worthpoint.com/